International Journal of Orthopaedics Sciences

Two level osteotomies in bilateral genu valgum: A case report

2020, Volume 6 Issue 3

Two level osteotomies in bilateral genu valgum: A case report

Author(s): Dr. Alok C Patil, Dr. Santhosh Kumar Raju K and Dr. Mohit Kolhapure
Abstract: Genu valgum is Latin derived term, commonly known as knock-knees, in which there is outward deviation of legs so that there is medial angulation at the knee. They are spontaneously corrected by 7 years of age. It is deemed that valgus (femorotibial alignment) of more than 15° (taking into consideration the measuring error) above 8 years of age is pathological. There are wide array of treatment options for deformity prevention & correction. We report an 18-year-old male who noticed progressive deformity in his bilateral knees for 7 years with bilateral knee pain & problems while walking. After necessary investigations and pre-operative planning, patient underwent two level osteotomies – distal lateral femur open wedge osteotomy with bone grafting and proximal medial tibial closed wedge osteotomy augmented with fibula osteotomy. At final follow-up, the patient has a good functional result.
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How to cite this article:
Dr. Alok C Patil, Dr. Santhosh Kumar Raju K, Dr. Mohit Kolhapure. Two level osteotomies in bilateral genu valgum: A case report. Int J Orthop Sci 2020;6(3):707-709. DOI: 10.22271/ortho.2020.v6.i3k.2274
 
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